Open Design Manual

Koenig Books, 2016

Social Furniture – SF is a social design project by EOOS in the framework of the “Places for People” project, the Austrian contribution to the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. Social Furniture consists of 18 furniture designs intended for a collective self-building process. The distinctive furniture made out of yellow shuttering panels form places for collective activities: living, cooking, working.

Beyond its function in refugee aid projects, the collection exemplifies social furniture as a concern of society as a whole and can be applied at different scales and in response to various needs. All designs are easy to assemble with a circular saw and power drill, either as individual pieces or mass produced, depending on the context.


La Biennale di Venezia 2016

15th International Architecture Exhibition


Curated by Alejandro Aravena

Austrian Pavilion

Exhibition: Places for People

Commissioner: Elke Delugan-Meissl, Co-curators: Sabine Dreher, Christian Muhr

Giardini della Biennale

Sestiere Castello, 30122
Venice, Italy

May 28 – November 27, 2016


photos: Paul Kranzler,

© Archiv HZ, Georg Petermichl

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